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Thieves steal tons of iron materials on Hawaii island

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:56 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

Fifty galvanized angle iron posts and six spools of galvanized cable, valued at $6,200, were stolen from a farm in North Kohala over a five-week period beginning in February.

Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for stealing the iron materials or for information about the location of the stolen goods. 

Police said the items were stolen from a farm in Kohala Estates between the beginning of February and the second week in March. Taken were 50 18-foot-long pieces of galvanized angle iron weighing roughly 200 pounds each and six spools of quarter-inch galvanized cable. The value of the stolen materials is estimated at $6,200. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call officer Julie Edmondson at (80) 889-6540 or the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311. 

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Hawaii is very light on thieves. Until we get it straight and put them in the slammer for a longer time we will see a lot of thefts. On a typical day in the newspaper we see a lot of thefts. If you subscribe to the police department's reports on crimes in your area, you will see a LOT of thefts. Thieves are habitual criminals and they need to be stopped. They should be required to participate in a treatment program and be placed on a registry so that people are aware of a thief in their neighborhood.
on April 9,2013 | 10:23AM
cojef wrote:
Some enterprising person wants to build himself a personal "zip-line". Otherwise, how are you going fence the items, unlike copper products.
on April 9,2013 | 10:28AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
The thieves' neighbors know what's going on. Come on, people. Help your community!
on April 9,2013 | 12:41PM
false wrote:
Or maybe start Big Islands rail project.
on April 9,2013 | 01:50PM
Konawayne wrote:
Hey be nice, they have to support their drug habit, since nobody wants to hire them.
on April 10,2013 | 03:52AM
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